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On 20 January 2022, the General Counsel of the International Energy Charter and Chair of its Conflict Resolution Centre will be the keynote speaker at the inaugural webinar of the Japanese chapter of ENERAP (Energy Related Arbitration Practitioners). 

On 13 January 2022, the newly appointed Secretary-General of the Energy Charter Secretariat, Mr Guy Lentz, chaired the Legislators’ Forum, which took place within the framework of the the Twelfth Session of the IRENA Assembly.

On 13 January 2022, the newly appointed Secretary General of the Energy Charter Secretariat, Mr Guy Lentz, chaired the Legislators’ Forum, a high-profile side event staged within the framework of the Twelfth Session of the IRENA General Assembly.

On 12 January 2022, the Energy Charter Secretary-General, Mr Guy Lentz, met with the Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the Kingdom of Belgium, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the head of the Mission to the European Union, His Excellency Mr Vaqif Sadıqov.

Vacancy Notice

The Energy Charter invites applications for the positions of:

Head of Implementation Unit

Head of Administration and External Activities Unit

Deadline for applications: 15 February 2022

The Energy Charter Secretariat published the Annual Report for 2021. The Report summarises the activities throughout the year and highlights the Armenian Chairmanship of the Energy Charter Conference.

As of 1 January 2022, Mongolia assumed the Chairmanship of the Energy Charter Conference for one year. The Conference works on an annually rotating basis, and each year a new country takes over leadership to direct the highest decision-making body of the Energy Charter process

On 16 December 2021, the Energy Charter Secretariat participated in the Victory Day celebration (virtually) hosted by the Embassy of Bangladesh and Mission to the European Union in Brussels.

On December 21, the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Kazakhstan, jointly with the World Bank, has organized and held an international webinar devoted to the current trends in international investment arbitration, with a focus on international treaties dealing with cross-border trade and investment.  The idea of the event was also linked to the growing calls for the reform of such international investment treaties, both bilateral and multilateral as well as moves aimed at introducing new...

On 15 December 2021, the International Energy Charter Industry Advisory Panel (IAP) held its 45th Session. The event, hosted by COGEN Europe, took place virtually through Zoom and was attended by the Panel members, representatives of energy companies international organisations, research centres, and business associations.

On 14 December 2021, the International Energy Charter Industry Advisory Panel (IAP) welcomed Energy Aspects of Kazakhstan (EAKZ) as its newest member.

On 14 December 2021, more than 30 Contracting Parties to the Energy Charter Treaty convened for the 32nd Meeting of the Energy Charter Conference, the governing and decision-making body for the Energy Charter Process.

On 13 December 2021, the Ninth Negotiation Round on the modernisation of the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) was held by videoconference.


The recruitment process for the positions of Head of the Administration & External Activities Unit and Head of Implementation Unit has been cancelled until further notice.

On 15-25 November, the Energy Charter Secretariat and the ECOWAS Commission, Department of Energy and Mines, staged a joint Regional Energy Governance Forum and Training Programme in Cotonou, Republic of Benin in West Africa.